Acadia National Park is so beautiful and one of the best ways to see all the views is by taking one of the incredible hikes that are available. With so many different hiking trails, there will be one that your entire family will want to do. However, you may have a difficult time determining which ones you should add to your list because they will all look so appealing.
This fairly easy one-mile hike will take you all the way to Bubble Rock and incredible views of Jordan Pond. There are a few drops off areas, so your entire family will want to be careful as you are hiking along.
The Ocean Path trail goes from Sand Beach to Otter Point or vice versa. It is an easy two-mile hike each way. You will see many featured spots on this trail and a couple of them include Otter Cliffs, Monument Cove, and Thunder Hole.
This hiking trail is only a half-mile long since you can drive most of the way up this mountain. However, the panoramic views from this trail make the short journey worthwhile. This is a popular spot in Acadia National Park, so plan your visit for a time other than the early morning and mid-day if you want to avoid the crowds.
The Precipice Trail is two and a half miles long and it is quite challenging. Once you have reached the end of this hiking trail in Acadia National Park, I recommend connecting with the Champlain North Ridge Trail. Doing this loop is much easier than trying to backtrack along the Precipice Trail to reach your car.
The Beehive Trail is much easier to do than the Precipice Trail and it is not as steep either. This is still a challenging trail though, so do not think it will be a simple walk you can do without a sweat. The Beehive Trail is slightly more than a mile in length, but you can add another half mile if you venture over to The Bowl.
This flat trail is perfect for all members of your family. The Jordan Pond Path is just over three miles long. I happen to love this hike because I can stop at the Jordan House Restaurant for a bite to eat afterward.
If the Jordan Pond Path seems too easy or too crowded, then you may want to consider the Jordan Cliffs Trail. This three-and-a-half-mile trail will take a lot of work on your end, but the views and the experience are worthwhile.
The Ladder Trail is one of the most brutal trails in Acadia National Park. You will feel as if all you are doing is climbing stairs all the way to the summit. However, that feeling will change on occasion when you are climbing ladders instead of those steps. This trail is almost three and a half miles long and it is best to pace yourself in the beginning or you will never make it to the end.
These are the eight best hiking trails in Acadia National Park, but they are not the only ones you should consider during your visit. I would love to help you find the hiking trails your family will love the most for your visit. If you are new to hiking or simply looking for a new experience for your next family vacation, Acadia National Park has so many options for you to choose from. Let me help you figure out the details, so you can simply relax and enjoy a fabulous family vacation during your busy life.
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